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Friday, September 24, 2010

A Tale of Two Thermostats

September 24, 2010

The HVAC industry of today is making technological advances leaps and bounds faster than any previous time period.  Co-owner Ryan Profitt and I experienced a great example of this yesterday when we installed a 2.5 ton heat pump split system at a business near downtown Raleigh.  We were all the way done with the installation, and the business owner explained to us that sometimes when they go out on jobs that they might not come back to the office for a couple of days at a time and with the temperature becoming quite moderate in the next couple of months it would be hard to set the thermostat for the right temperature so that when they get back to the office it wouldn't be freezing cold or boiling hot.  So with a quick explanation of how his new programmable thermostat operated and how he could not only program in the desired temperature for certain days, but also set the hours of that day for the desired temperature to be in effect.  Technology is crazy!
  Also, keep in mind that the older mercury filled thermostats can often prove to be quite inaccurate at sensing temperature.  Now, it may seem unnecessary to fix something that you think isn't broken but little do you know, that old thermostat can actually cost you a lot of money in the long run due to it's horrible efficiency.  So if you think your energy bills are starting to be unusually high for some reason, it might be a good idea to check out whats going on with your hvac system.  Alright folks, that's all for now but stay tuned for some more blog droppin'!

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Nickadeemus 

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